About Chahar Bagh School

Chahar Bagh School is the last monument of the glorious Safavid Era in Isfahan which  was constructed to teach and train students of religious sciences during the reign of Sultan Hussein Shah, the last king of Safavid. Chahar Bagh School which, according to many researchers, was both a school and a mosque, with an 8,500 m2 area is located on the east side of Chahar Bagh Street. The architecture of this building is Isfahani style. The dome of Chahar Bagh School is the best one in terms of architectural harmony, design and exquisite tiling after the dome of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques. The great masters of this technique believe that the luxurious door of the building which is decorated with gold and silver is unique in terms of drawing, gilding and etching and it is a masterpiece of fine handcraft.

Chahar Bagh School is also important in terms of tiling method and different types of this technique are collected in this place such as polychrome tiles, mosaic, Chinese knots, and Bannai script tiles In fact, it is a museum of Isfahani tiles. Spectacular and eye-catching parts of this historic building are the seamless marble altar and pulpit, the special chamber for Shah Sultan Hussein, the great and unique tiling of entrance, inscriptions in nast'aliq and sash wooden windows. There are old sycamore trees with water streams flowing among them which have added to the beauty of this monument. Most inscriptions of the building are created by Abdul Rahim Jazayeri in thuluth. Chahar Bagh School has two stone water basins, one in the entrance hall and the other in the yard.




Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province. It is Iran's third largest city after Tehran and Mashhad. The city is located in the lush plain of the Zayandeh River, at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range.
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